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PAAR raises $25K for 28 area food pantries

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 11:51am
The Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® (PAAR) sponsored its 30th Annual Turkey Drive this holiday season, raising $25,000 to help individuals and families in the Peoria area to enjoy a meal this holiday season. Monetary donations collected were used to … Continue reading →

Use ‘Facebook Live’: business builder tip #2

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 10:30am
“Make this the year you try Facebook Live,” says Marki Lemons Ryhal, REALTOR® and social media trainer in the cover story of January Illinois REALTOR® magazine. Lemons Ryhal is one of nine individuals who share their ideas for REALTORS® to … Continue reading →

Shaffer shares tips for crafting a successful business plan: business builder tip #1

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 3:10pm
Kickoff the New Year with a bang by following the advice offered by industry experts and fellow REALTORS® in the cover story of the January issue of Illinois REALTOR®.  The paper edition is due to hit mailboxes this week, but … Continue reading →

Stories celebrate 52 Illinois REALTORS® and the unique ways they give back

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 4:02pm
Whether they schedule a series of boxing matches, build houses, lead a scout troop or volunteer at a soup kitchen, the 52 REALTORS® listed on the Member Monday page of the Illinois REALTORS® website are committed to the growth of … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® office closed Monday

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 3:30pm
The Illinois REALTORS® office in Springfield will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 in observance of Christmas. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Illinois REALTORS® wishes you a safe and happy holiday!      

Lamoine Valley REALTORS®, PAAR help Macomb students and local Salvation Army

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 2:38pm
The Lamoine Valley REALTORS® donated $1,500 to help disadvantaged students in the Macomb area in December, and helped the Salvation Army raise more than $8,000 in donations in late November. On Dec. 9, Lamoine Valley, a chapter of the Peoria … Continue reading →

RPAC Hall of Famer, longtime REALTOR® leader Mac Boyd dies

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 4:50pm
Illinois REALTORS® mourns the death of Mac Boyd, 73, a state and national RPAC Hall of Fame member who served in numerous leadership capacities in his decades in the real estate industry. Boyd, of Arcola, died Tuesday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, … Continue reading →

Livingston County Board of REALTORS® helps local Salvation Army for Christmas

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:00pm
The Livingston County Board of REALTORS® (LCBR) showed its support for the Salvation Army in December by donating toys and other gifts for five needy families and by volunteering at a Salvation Army Red Kettle in Pontiac. A total of … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Mortgage interest rates climb to two-year high, Freddie Mac reports

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 11:20am
Home buyers looking to lock in lower mortgage rates may want to make a move now. Freddie Mac reports today that fixed mortgage rates climbed to 4.30 percent for a 30-year-fixed rate and averaged 3.52 percent for a 15 year. … Continue reading →

KIFAR raises more than $5K for charities

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 11:00am
Five charities received donations totaling $5,025 from the Kankakee Iroquois Ford Association of REALTORS® (KIFAR) following the local organization’s Christmas party and charity auction at the Kankakee Country Club this month. About 125 REALTORS®, affiliates and guests attended the event, … Continue reading →

12 reasons why Illinois REALTORS® can love their association

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 12:00pm
For each of the last dozen work days, the Illinois REALTORS® Facebook page has supplied at least one tip, download or resource for use in your business and with your clients. We refer to the series of posts as the … Continue reading →

Greater Gateway helps 2 Boys & Girls Clubs, 8 food pantries

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 10:50am
In December, the Greater Gateway Association of REALTORS® (GGAR) made donations to eight area food pantries and the Boys & Girls Clubs in Bethalto and Alton. At their Christmas Charity Celebration, GGAR members collected toys for families served by the: … Continue reading →

Illinois home sales, prices gain traction in November

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 10:43am
Illinois homes sales regained momentum in November with double-digit increases in annual home sales and continued strong gains in median prices, according to the latest housing report from Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in November … Continue reading →

Capital Area REALTORS® gives to several charities

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 3:50pm
The Capital Area REALTORS® collected more than $4,000 in money and toys for donations to the Springfield Art Association’s Edwards Place and the Central Illinois Foodbank’s Kids Café, while providing Christmas gifts to a number of area foster children at … Continue reading →

Managing Broker pre-license webinar Jan. 31 & Feb 1

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 3:10pm
Illinois brokers who are interested in becoming Managing Brokers may register now for the 15-hour webinar: Managing Broker Pre-License Applied Management and Supervision on January 31 and February 1 (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. both days). Register through WebEx here. … Continue reading →

Hampton chosen as founding member of Real Ambassador program

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 1:32pm
Chicago REALTOR® Maurice Hampton and a dozen other top-producing individuals from around the country recently joined the National Association of REALTORS®’ Real Ambassador program, with an eye on improving the consumer and professional experience on realtor.com. “The Real Ambassador program … Continue reading →

Kurtz finds niche to help others through his business

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:40am
As 2015 wound to a close, REALTOR® Ryan Kurtz knew he wanted to find a way to give to others as a result of his success in real estate. So he pledged to give $100 to the charity, Feed My … Continue reading →

Egyptian REALTORS® give $3,250 to help homeless children

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 12:30pm
Members of the Egyptian Board of REALTORS® (EBOR) showed their support last week for the Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless by donating $3,250 to help purchase Christmas gifts for children. The gift was the result of a fundraising campaign … Continue reading →

California case discussion just one part of December Legal Webinar

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:34am
A November decision by the California Supreme Court purportedly about the law of agency was really a disclosure case related to square footage of a home, according to Legal Hotline Attorney Betsy Urbance and Transaction Helpline Attorney Jeff Baker at … Continue reading →

Celebrate 12 Days of Christmas with Illinois REALTORS®

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 3:26pm
Illinois REALTORS® – take advantage of these member resources to help make your business a success. If you’ve been following our Facebook page, you’ve seen these one day at a time as we count down the 12 Days of Christmas. … Continue reading →